Previous | Oct 2016 | Next | Current IssueDigital Edition | Archives | About iBi A Clean Energy Revolution by Jason Hawksworth Hawk Energy Solutions, LLC Incentives, benefits, considerations and opportunities in the solar energy marketplace Read more » Investments in Innovation Jan Wright, Publisher, iBiIt used to be there were some things we didn’t have to make a decision about. From the Windy Plains to the Windy City by Kevin BorgiaWind on the WiresIllinois is a national leader in the wind power industry. When Lives May Depend on Cat Power by Henry Vicary Caterpillar Inc. This partnership is just one example of how we’re all helping to power the Peoria area together. Bundling Energy Efficiency with Solar by Kiersten Sheets and Don Howerter, Ruyle Mechanical ServicesPhoto by Kelli Drake, DRAKEphotoPairing energy efficiency with a solar PV project can bring a host of benefits to any business. Processing Biomass for Fuel by Liz Scoville Chip Energy is putting the finishing touches on a facility to process wood waste into renewable energy. Modernizing the Grid by Daetta JonesAmeren IllinoisRecent smart-grid enhancements have resulted in a 17-percent improvement in reliability. So Fresh, So Clean The CPP in Limbo by Mitch M. GilfillanQuinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & CeruloAn ambitious plan and its current state of legal limbo… Balance Your Building with Big Data by Erik FehlEnvironmental Control Solutions, Inc.Use system data and building automation technologies to help achieve the perfect balance. Energy Savings on Demand by Liz Scoville Intellihot continues to grow after taking root in central Illinois. Pathways from Innovation to Execution by Merle RockeEcoThermics CorporationTiming is a critical variable on the path from innovation to production and implementation. Reducing the Costs (and Myths) of Renewable Energy by Steve SmithFarnsworth Group, Inc.Any business or organization that owns and operates buildings has a great opportunity to realize savings. E3: Economy, Energy, Environment by Amy FitzgeraldIMECReduce the costs associated with your waste stream. Home Energy Audits Going Beyond Energy Efficiency by Todd AbercrombieEverGreen Home Energy ConsultantsUse building science to provide solutions to comfort, efficiency, health and safety. The Balancing Act by Deloitte MarketPoint LLCA look at oil market supply, demand and development over the next five years Region It’s All About Community Mayor Jim Ardis - City of Peoria Developing a New Generation of Bipartisan Leaders Brad McMillan, Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service Finance What Do Low Oil Prices Mean for Investors? Fran McKay, Edward Jones Leaving a Loving Legacy Cathy Butler - Morgan Stanley Workplace Why is Leadership So Simply Complicated? by Phil Brandt - AAIM Employers’ Association Use Standards for Improvement by Jimmy L. Smith New Illinois Statutes Affect Employers by Michael R. Lied - Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC Solving the IT Skills Gap Epidemic by Stephen Brooks Healthcare Delivering Behavioral Healthcare Differently Debbie Simon, UnityPoint Health Innovators for Life by Denise Molina-Weiger - OSF HealthCare More... Website Marketing in an Ever-Changing Digital Environment by Greg Wilson - POGO Marketing Creating a New Wildlife Refuge by Eric Shangraw - PDC/AREA Disposal A Lesson From the Campaign Trail Good Leaders Need to Be Great Storytellers by Dr. Mario Moussa and Dr. Derek Newberry - The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania One-Up Microgrid Growth at Caterpillar Caterpillar Inc. has made great strides in creating new energy-efficient, cost-saving solutions for power generation. Growth at Peoria Charter Peoria Charter Coach was founded in 1941 when Walter Winkler traded in the family car and received a loan from his sister to buy a new bus. Also in this Issue... A Secret No More... A Record Year for Renewables... Energy Code 101... Jobs in Renewables... The Coal-to-Solar Transition... Fast as the Wind... Reusable Totes... Worth the Hype?